Electoral district of East Hobart

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The Electoral district of East Hobart, sometimes referred to as Hobart East, was an electoral district of the Tasmanian House of Assembly. It was based in Tasmania's capital city, Hobart.

The seat was created as a single-member seat ahead of the 1871 election following the dissolution of the multi-member Hobart Town seat. It was abolished at the 1886 election when neighbouring seats absorbed its area and became two-member seats.

The seat was then recreated as a single-member seat at the 1903 election and was abolished when the Tasmanian parliament adopted the Hare-Clark electoral model for the entire state in 1909.

Members for East Hobart[edit]

First incarnation: 1871–1886

Member Term
Thomas Chapman 1871–1873
Philip Fysh 1873–1878
John Stokell Dodds 1878–1886

Second incarnation: 1903–1909

Member Party Term
  Frank Bond Opposition 1903–1906
  William Jarvis Independent 1906–1909

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